EURO-NETWORKS: WHO CAN ANSWER YOUR INTERNATIONAL QUESTIONS?
Read on to learn how to get online and/or local help, and where to address your questions about going abroad!
Opportunities are endless, and we are here to help you discover new ways to experience Europe:
Eurodesk UK is an information and support service to help you find out about opportunities in Europe.
The Eurodesk UK website gives tailored information for young people aged 13-30 on the different opportunities available in Europe and an insight into what it’s like to take part in European youth projects. We also support young people directly through the European Youth Portal. For adults working with young people, we provide a range of support and advice on the European youth field.
Eurodesk Opportunity Finder contains a collection of opportunities available for UK-based youth sector professionals and young people. There are training opportunities for you to learn and develop, funding opportunities that can benefit your projects or competitions to get your creativity going. Eurodesk UK does not generally organise these events or funds, however each opportunity will direct you to the relevant website to find more information, and details on how to apply or register.
The team works on publishing news, events and articles to bring all the latest information directly to you, providing anything from guidelines and tips to recent opportunities through their own website, the European Youth Portal and their social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). Eurodesk service is completely free of charge – stay in touch for latest information, news and events relevant for young people and the youth sector!
Eurodesk organises and goes to many events across the UK, to reach as many of you as possible, in your local areas. To help with this task, there is a network of 15 Partner organisations and 20 Ambassadors trained to deliver international mobility information, in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Find a local Eurodesk information point a learn how to go abroad
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Contact Eurodesk UK if you are interested in going abroad and you need help finding a suitable volunteering, working, studying or training placement, or if you have any questions at all regarding international mobility.
Europass is a European initiative designed to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood when moving around the UK and Europe. It helps provide information, where it is needed, by articulating skills gained during time spent within Europe, to giving a more detailed breakdown of an academic award.
If you are looking to work or study in Europe, Europass can provide you with the means to effectively promote your skills and competences. It is free to use and recognised all over Europe.
The Europass portfolio consists of five documents that help potential employers, educational establishments and training providers understand which subjects have been studied, what training has been completed or how much experience has been gained working. It also records non-formal learning and language skills.
The Europass CV helps users highlight their skills, qualifications and work experience. When it comes to finding a job you need to stand out, you need to be noticed. You need to make sure that employers understand what you have achieved and what skills and qualifications you possess.
Start creating your international CV with Europass
The Europass Portfolio
- Curriculum Vitae: the Europass CV can be completed online through the very user-friendly portal and is well recognised across Europe.
- Language Passport helps you promote your language skills, qualifications and experience.
- Mobility Supplement: Europass Mobility provides a record of skills and experience gained whilst learning or working in Europe.
- Certificate Supplement: helps people better understand the content and level of your vocational qualifications.
- Diploma Supplement helps people to better understand the content and level of your higher education qualifications.
Contact Europass UK if you are thinking of going abroad or applying for jobs, and you need some advice with presenting your skills and putting together a good application.
Euroguidance is a network of careers guidance professionals. It is supported by the European Commission and has members throughout Europe. The network's aim is to maximise the mobility and career opportunities for everyone throughout the European Union.
In the UK, Euroguidance is hosted by Aspire-international, offering practical assistance and advice to professionals working in the European mobility sector. Euroguidance works with a broad range of people and organisations in education, training and employment to help them gain essential knowledge and build up best practice by sharing accurate and up to date information and insight. If you are a young person looking to get new skills and explore different opportunities, there is also an offer of events and activities, which can bring you closer to your dreams.
Attend events to meet experts and get peer-to-peer advice
Euroguidance supports the national and international networks of practitioners by organising seminars, training, and study visits on different themes.
Providing quality information on lifelong guidance and mobility for learning purposes, Euroguidance collects, disseminates, and exchanges information on:
- International mobility opportunities
- Education, training, and guidance systems in the EU and EEA member states and candidate countries
- European initiatives and programmes within the fields of education, training, and mobility
- Project results, innovative working methods, and good practice in the field of lifelong guidance
Contact Euroguidance for practical information on working and studying abroad, updates on the implications of Brexit as well as individual support through their enquiry service.
Eurodesk UK, Europass UK and Euroguidance UK have established a close partnership to bring to you even more events, all the latest opportunities and the professional guidance you might need. We work closely with a vast network of different organisations and groups, which means that even if we are not able to help you ourselves, we can always redirect your questions to the right place, in the UK and beyond.
To boost your confidence and plan your next adventure, start with us!